Senior Staff Technical Artist
Posted on 12/24/2021
Remote • United States
Experience Level
  • Highly proficient in the use of 3D software to light environment and cinematic scenes
  • Excellent reading and comprehension skills to fully understand complex process documents, design documents, and written assignments. The ability to communicate complex processes effectively either individually with team members, or within group settings. The ability to write short reports and process documents when needed in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to break down tasks and assignments and prioritize them into workable pieces on a daily, weekly, and project length basis. Works independently and conscientiously with minimal supervision. Able to manage long-term projects, creating and following a comprehensive schedule for the creation of complex lighting scenes and shaders for game assets and cinematics
  • Strong data management skills, with the ability to manage and track large amounts of data as they go through the art pipeline with attention to naming conventions, directory structures, and other processes
  • Extensive portfolio with examples of current, hands-on work, including lighting environments and characters in a variety of situations. Demonstrating the use of lighting setups and a strong understanding of the lighting pipeline. Multiple examples of high quality lit environments and cinematics
  • Contribute to the development of lighting tools and processes that help achieve a product's visual style and encourage artistic technical evolution within the studio
  • Creates lighting setups, tools, shaders, and workflows as needed to increase the lighting team's efficiency and work quality
  • Develop efficient lighting solutions that fit within the technical constraints of the game
  • Fix lighting bugs and implement root cause solutions
  • Follow creative direction to implement high quality lighting that fits the visual style of our game
  • Keeps aware of industry trends and technical techniques, evaluates competitive products, and determines areas we can improve or innovate, communicates innovations in a convincing way, and collaborates with the leadership team to develop plans for implementation
  • Provides input on the technical methods to achieve the artistic goals and vision
  • Serves as a technical resource for all phases of production and other studio art needs. This includes, but is not limited to conducting general research, developing cutting-edge tools and techniques, and testing new systems or tools. Providing training, transmitting industry related information, and conveying concerns in a constructive way by providing solutions to those concerns
Desired Qualifications
  • Highly proficient in Python. Some knowledge of Qt and C++ is a plus
PlayStation Global

5,001-10,000 employees

Online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service
Company Overview
Playstation's mission is to deliver new joy, excitement and awe to everyone. The company builds software and hardware for gaming consoles and content.
  • Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching
  • Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events
Company Core Values
  • Dreams & Curiosity: Pioneer the future with dreams and curiosity
  • Diversity: Pursue the creation of the very best by harnessing diversity and varying viewpoints
  • Integrity & Sincerity: Earn the trust for the Sony brand through ethical and responsible conduct
  • Sustainability: Fulfill our stakeholder responsibilities through disciplined business practices